Suspend the Weapons Transfer Program that authorizes local U.S. police departments to get military equipment

The use of war weapons and tactics in local police departments fuels the widespread mentality that police in black and brown communities are at war against the people they are meant to serve.

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Click below to sign and add a comment to this petition to U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

The reactions of law enforcement officers to the Black Lives Matter protests have proven that local police departments are both irresponsible and discriminatory when utilizing military weapons. I sign this petition urging that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter suspend the 1033 Weapons Transfer Program that authorizes the transfer of military equipment to local U.S. police departments.


76-100 of 12815 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment
12740 1 year ago Desiree Whitney Northville, MI
12739 1 year ago Evanne Christian Chicago, IL
12738 1 year ago anthea nicholas fairmont, WV
12737 1 year ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
12736 1 year ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
12735 1 year ago Tiana Brachel Cartersville, GA
12734 1 year ago John Hauf Fairfax, CA
12733 1 year ago Caryn Bishop Palm Bay, FL
12732 1 year ago Jahn Dussich Rockledge, FL
12731 1 year ago Deja Lizer Asheville, NC
12730 1 year ago Joseph DeMarco Haskell, NJ
12729 1 year ago Anonymous Austin, TX
12728 1 year ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
12727 1 year ago Samuel Morningstar Milwaukee, WI
12726 1 year ago Sheena Heinitz finland, MN This needs to be stopped!
12725 1 year ago Jennifer Taylor Longmont, CO
12724 1 year ago Mark Weisser Charlotte, NC
12723 1 year ago David Smith Denver, CO
12722 1 year ago Scott Gillies Santa Monica, CA
12721 1 year ago Erica Munn Los Angeles, CA
12720 1 year ago Anonymous Charlottesville, VA
12719 1 year ago JAMES TRIPP SOUTHFIELD, MI I OBJECT TO THE USE OF MILITARY GRADE WEAPONS BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS AGAINST ALL US CITIZENS ON AMERICAN SOIL.
12718 1 year ago Anonymous Brooklyn Park, MN
12717 1 year ago Jaitee Pitts Cedar City, UT
12716 1 year ago Lora Schwartzberg South Salem , NY
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